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Old Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:01pm
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Handing ball forward and then passing a forward pass

Can a quarterback hand the ball in front of him but behind the line of scrimmage to a back and then have that back throw a forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2020, 05:49pm
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A handoff is not a pass so yes.
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Old Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:29am
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Originally Posted by HLin NC View Post
A handoff is not a pass so yes.
In NFL and Canadian amateur and pro rules it is considered a pass, so they each have their own specific provisions allowing any number of forward handings of the ball before or after a throw-type pass.

The separate NCAA definition of "handing the ball" is about 70-80 years old, copied by Fed, and just never adopted by NFL, where it's still considered a special case of "passing".
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